CO2 Solutions Announces U.S. Patent Allowance

                CO2 Solutions Announces U.S. Patent Allowance

PR Newswire

QUEBEC CITY, June 5, 2014

Company comments on patent portfolio in context of proposed U.S. EPA
regulations

TSX-V: CST

QUEBEC CITY, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CO[2 ]Solutions Inc. ( the
"Corporation") (TSX-V:CST), an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon
capture technology, today announced it has received a Notice of Allowance from
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its patent application No. 13/264,294
entitled Process for CO[2] Capture Using Micro-Particles Comprising
Biocatalysts. The Corporation also takes this opportunity to provide an
update on the depth and breadth of its U.S. intellectual property portfolio in
context of the landmark announcement made this week by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) on the regulation of carbon emissions from existing
power plants.

Upon issuance, the patent will provide CO[2] Solutions with broad coverage for
the use  of biocatalysts,  including carbonic  anhydrase enzymes,  for  carbon 
capture in a packed  reactor from any  gas stream with  any solvent where  the 
enzymes are attached to the surface of micro-particles or entrapped in  porous 
micro-particles. The  Corporation believes  the allowed  patent constitutes  a 
valuable process innovation, which will allow for exclusive use of enzymes  in 
various industrial  applications, with  additional flexibility  as to  process 
conditions.

"We believe that with the allowance of this patent, combined with our  already 
very comprehensive intellectual  property portfolio, the  Company has  covered 
all viable  routes to  commercialization of  carbonic anhydrase  enzyme  based 
systems for the  capture of  CO[2]," stated  Evan Price,  President and  Chief 
Executive Officer of CO[2] Solutions.

Together with this patent allowance, CO[2]  Solutions now holds 24 issued  and 
allowed U.S. patents, and  an additional 6  pending patent applications.  The 
Corporation's patent portfolio provides broad exclusivity for the  application 
of any carbonic anhydrase enzyme for  the efficient capture of CO[2] from  any 
stationary  emissions  source   and  production  of   concentrated  CO[2]   or 
bicarbonate, which is  then available for  industrial utilization or  storage. 
Included is also specific patent coverage in the application of the technology
at fossil-fuel-fired  power plants,  using any  solvent in  any reactor  type, 
packed tower  or  otherwise, as  well  as the  use  of carbonic  anhydrase  in 
combination with  various  solvents including  carbonates  and  alkanolamines, 
among others.

Proposed EPA legislation to drive market for CO[2] capture technologies

On June 2,  2014, the EPA  released its  Clean Power Plan,  which proposes  to 
dramatically cut carbon pollution from power plants, the single largest source
of carbon  pollution in  the U.S.  The plan  foresees in  the application  of 
various tools  to  bring  about  the desired  reduction  in  CO[2]  emissions, 
including the  use  of remedial  technologies  such as  carbon  capture.  The 
Corporation believes its proprietary technology is among the most credible low
cost alternatives for carbon capture, as well as the economic reuse  thereof. 
According to the  International Energy Agency  GHG Program, as  of 2011  there 
were more than  1,000 fossil fuel  power plants in  the U.S., which  generated 
over 2.2 billion tonnes of CO[2] emissions.

Price continued,  "With  the EPA's  proposed  regulations for  existing  power 
plants, we are witnessing a marked shift  in attitude in the United States  to 
effectively regulate harmful carbon pollution. By enforcing concrete emission
reduction targets, the  meeting of  which we believe  will depend  to a  large 
extent on  the use  of remedial  technologies, the  new regulations  have  the 
potential to substantially expand the market for carbon capture technologies.
Our enzymatic technology, backed by  an extremely robust patent portfolio,  is 
positioned to provide a  retrofitable solution for  these power plants,  where 
their  CO[2]  emissions  can  be  efficiently  captured  and  sequestered,  or 
profitably reused for existing needs such as Enhanced Oil Recovery."

About CO[2] Solutions Inc.
CO[2] Solutions is an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon  capture 
and has been actively working to develop and commercialize the technology  for 
stationary sources of  carbon pollution.  CO[2]Solutions' technology  lowers 
the cost  barrier to  Carbon Capture,  Sequestration and  Utilization  (CCSU), 
positioning it as a viable CO[2] mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry
to derive profitable new products  from these emissions. CO[2] Solutions  has 
built an extensive patent portfolio covering the use of carbonic anhydrase, or
analogues thereof, for the efficient post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide
with low‐energy  aqueous  solvents.  Further  information  can  be  found  at 
www.co2solutions.com.

CO[2] Solutions Forward-looking Statements
Certain  statements  in  this  news  release  may  be  forward-looking.  These 
statements relate  to  future  events  or  CO[2]  Solutions'  future  economic 
performance  and  reflect   the  current  assumptions   and  expectations   of 
management.  Certain  unknown   factors  may  affect   the  events,   economic 
performance  and  results  of  operation  described  herein.  CO[2]  Solutions 
undertakes no obligation to update  or revise any forward-looking  statements, 
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except  as 
may be required under applicable law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that
term is  defined  in  the  policies  of  the  TSX  Venture  Exchange)  accepts 
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE CO2 Solutions Inc.

Contact:

Investor Relations and Media Contact:

CO[2] Solutions:
Thom Skinner
418-842-3456, ext. 223
thom.skinner@co2solutions.com
www.co2solutions.com

or

TMX Equicom
Adam Peeler
416-815-0700, ext. 225
apeeler@equicomgroup.com

Marc Lakmaaker
(416) 815 0700 ext. 248
MLakmaaker@tmxequicom.com
 
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